NESTIX has more than 25 years of experience of close cooperation with Ruukki in steel prefabrication, quarto plate production and assembly production. During this period, dozens of advanced features have been developed. Some of these developments are listed below:
- Cost-based order pricing
- Order management
- Work planning and work preparation
- NC programming of cutting machines
- Material management
- Work queue and workload management
- Production traceability
- Production quality
Over 25 years of cooperation between Ruukki and NESTIX
In 1985, NESTIX supplied the first data system for the steel service center Aspo PLC in Seinäjoki, Finland. The software system consisted of nesting function. Ruukki took over the business of Aspo in 1988 when they became interested in steel prefabrication business.
Ruukki bought several other steel service centers in the late 1980s and early 1990s; at the same time as they established the first brand new steel service centers. The cooperation with NESTIX developed in the beginning based on a similar concept as started with Aspo PLC. In the 1990s, NESTIX started to develop its systems further together with Ruukki in response to customer demands. The first versions of functionality for sales tools, order management, inventory management, work planning and production scheduling were thus developed.
In the 21st Century, global steel prefabrication business has strongly increased. Nowadays, NESTIX plays an important role in the control of part fabrication in the steel service centers of Ruukki Metals, but also of the part fabrication and welding assembly production for steel construction in Ruukki Construction. Furthermore, NESTIX is used in Ruukki Metals to control quarto plate cutting at the steel works in Raahe, Finland. In addition, the NESTIX software has been further advanced and modernised in cooperation with Ruukki on several occasions over the years.